This if my first year doing NaNoWriMo. I've always had trouble in the past writing anything of any length(my longest manuscript being just over 30K) so I thought it would be a good way to make myself get more done. What I thought would be a 50K novel has evolved into a 120K novel. It's historical ficiton--which I'm a HUGE fan of, but I've learned that it's tough to write during NaNo. More than anything else I'd love to become a published author someday.